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#1 grimlock361

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:18 AM

As with most raccoons I see these days they have little to no fear of people as this guy seemed to be almost stalking the tourist as he searched for food at lake martin.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:31 AM

Super detailed and natural study of a lovely little creature great catch-light in the eyes too.

 

The first Raccoon I ever saw and photographed was in a forest at dusk and boy did PP help me save a pic worth keeping though only as a record of the experience..(-: 



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:06 AM

Looks like you were down at eye level with him.  I know that they're unpredictable 'coz I saw Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Beautiful photo.  Clear eyes and sharp whiskers


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:07 AM

Beautiful shot, typically shy away from people but where there's food there's bravery :)



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:15 AM

Great shot Grim. I like the eye level shot, the out of focus foreground, dark background, bright clear eyes - everything working together here. Well done. Did you use a radial filter around his head? there is a soft quality to the image, not out of focus, but something? 



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Thanks guys!  No filters used this time John but only basic stuff with cropping.  I did remove some blades of grass and a few mosquitoes around his head.  I also had to paint back in some whiskers after I destroyed them with heal brush.  Only about 10 minutes worth of editing.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:41 PM

Great picture of a beautiful animal. I too like the blurry foreground, and the eye level. Gives me a sense of being there myself 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:41 AM

Simply perfect!


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

Thanks guys.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

Neat shot!!  We had a family that were regular visitors to our backyard.  We fed the birds black oil seed and the racoon family would come in and clean up what the birds tossed onto the ground.

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:51 PM

Nice!  I love the low angle and the dark background!


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:08 AM

Many thanks.

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